Saturday, March 19, 2016

Wine Tasting - Saturday March 19Th 2016

Weekly Wine Tasting
March 19th 2016
with Peter Slywka of
Michael Skurnik

Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko 2015 $24.99
This fresh, unoaked wine offers lively, crisp acidity and intense minerality. On the palate there are distinct citrus fruit aromas, salinity and sharpness. This 100% Assyrtiko gains concentration and complexity from 60 year old vines planted on original rootstock in the porous volcanic soil of Santorini, contributing to it's smokiness and searing acidity.

Charles & Charles Rose 2015 $12.99
Aromas of cherry, wild raspberry, blood orange, rhubarb, salt and Herbs de Provence carry over to the palate, where you also pick up some nice minerality. There is a broad palate that leads nicely into a bright acidity that builds as it refreshes. The color is a pale yet vibrant fuchsia pink.

Banshee Pinot Noir 2014 $22.99
 The 2014 is strikes a beautiful balance between both red and blue fruits, notably Bing cherry and Asian plums. Interwoven with the fruit characteristics is coastal moss, fresh wild mushrooms and spice. The wine has good carry-through from front to finish, with lively acidity to keep it light on its feet.

Mas De Gourgonnier red 2013 $15.99
Aromas suggest Provencal lavender, thyme and rosemary, with plums and black raspberries enlivened with a pinch of white pepper. The mouth delivers spiced cherries and plums, with hints of ginger and bass notes of dark chocolate.

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